Search results for plant botany

Cell & Microbiology Jan 04, 2021

Researchers establish molecular link between rice clock components and salt tolerance

Excess sodium ion (Na+), the most widespread soluble cation in salinized soil, can damage plants by the sequential osmotic stress and oxidative stress, especially for glycophyte crops including rice.

Plants & Animals Dec 29, 2020

Flag leaves could help top off photosynthetic performance in rice

In rice plants, the flag leaf is the last to emerge, indicating the transition from crop growth to grain production. Photosynthesis in this leaf provides the majority of the carbohydrates needed for grain filling—so it ...

Plants & Animals Dec 23, 2020

Discovery of chemical clue may lead to solving cacao's black pod rot mystery

The finding of relatively high levels of the antimicrobial compound clovamide in the leaves of a disease-resistant strain of cacao has significant implications for breeding trees that can tolerate black pod rot, according ...

Plants & Animals Dec 23, 2020

Delicious and disease-free: scientists attempting new citrus varieties

UC Riverside scientists are betting an ancient solution will solve citrus growers' biggest problem by breeding new fruits with natural resistance to a deadly tree disease.

Plants & Animals Dec 22, 2020

Light signal emitted during photosynthesis used to quickly screen crops

An international effort called Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) aims to transform crops' ability to turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into higher yields. To achieve this, scientists are analyzing thousands ...

Plants & Animals Dec 17, 2020

Can water saving traits help wine survive climate change?

Climate change is expected to make many grape-growing regions too hot and dry to produce high-quality wine from traditional varieties. But scientists at the University of California, Davis, have found that wine grape varieties ...

Plants & Animals Dec 14, 2020

Finding the best crop traits just got easier

In a future not far away, a drone sweeps over a wheat crop and, by detecting leaf reflectance, sends a signal to the laptop of a crop breeder sitting in the shade. The signal shows her which plants contain the best genes ...

Plants & Animals Dec 11, 2020

Scientists discover genes involved in a compound in lichens with antiviral activity

An international study led by researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Complutense University of Madrid has identified a series of biosynthetic genes involved in the production of usnic acid in lichen, a compound showing ...

Plants & Animals Dec 10, 2020

California Academy scientists describe 213 species in 2020

This past year, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 213 plant and animal species to the tree of life, providing deeper insight into the rich biodiversity of our planet and helping to inform global conservation ...

Plants & Animals Dec 07, 2020

New plant species from Amazonia region named after Dresden botanist

Aristolochia wankeana is the name of a recently discovered new pipevine species from French Guyana, named after the Dresden botanist Prof. Dr. Stefan Wanke. Together with Aristolochia neinhuisii, the new species is the second ...

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